About The Mill at Yellow River

The Mill at Yellow River is Atlanta’s newest wedding venue, like no other! Located in Porterdale, Georgia, in a quaint community of the live and work spaces known as Porterdale Mill Lofts. The Mill at Yellow River is located off I-20 and is minutes from Conyers and Covington, Georgia.

Nestled on the bank of Yellow River, the historic Mill offers charm and character that your guests will love. The Mill at Yellow River also boasts a beautiful garden along with a large outdoor patio. We also feature a 1,200 square foot bride’s loft with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, full kitchen and patio that towers over the waters of the Yellow River. We also feature access to the Yellow River for amazing photo opportunities. Walk among the rocky terrain and hear the roaring waters of the Yellow River.

The History of The Mill at Yellow River

Opening in 1899, the Porterdale Mill prospered into the 1960s, becoming the world’s largest producer of twine. Low priced global competition forced it’s closing in the early 1970s, causing the small town of Porterdale to decline. In 2006, the Porterdale Mill was transformed into the Porterdale Mill Lofts with residential, retail and live/work spaces in a community designed for young families and singles, professionals and artists, small and independent retailers and business owners, and anyone seeking a genuinely unique contemporary lifestyle.

Thirty minutes from Atlanta and only a few miles from Covington and Conyers, the Lofts are at the gateway to rural Georgia. They showcase materials and craftsmanship of another era. Support beams made of the heartwood of mature southern yellow pines are still used in much of The Mill at Yellow River building. Also called longleaf pine, these trees are now very rare and almost always protected, making the crafting of beams like these nearly impossible today. Many hallways and residences in the Mill building feature original maple flooring. Having survived seven decades of intense industrial use and 35 years of neglect, these floors, now fully refinished are resplendent examples of craftsmanship.

Call or email us today to schedule a tour of The Mill at Yellow River, a venue like no other.